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Obama Economy Speech

Mr. President, Here's What Your Economy Speech Was Missing

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Mauricio Lim Miller

In his remarks about the current state of economic mobility in the United States, President Obama confirmed something we all know -- that today, the American Dream is simply no longer attainable for many Americans.

Obama Giving Economic Speech At Top Donor's Movie Studio

Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is wrapping up a three-day West Coast tour by making an economic ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the resurfacing of an unfortunate episode that many had thought was over, or had at least conveniently forgotten about. I'm talking, of course, about our still-sputtering economy. On Wednesday, President Obama gave what was billed as a major speech, in which he called on Congress to end the ongoing partisan gridlock and do something for the middle class, but offered few specifics on how to make this happen. In reality, the speech was mostly a pre-emptive strike in anticipation of upcoming budget and debt ceiling battles. But few in the country were paying attention, too caught up in the latest revelations in the summer's worst sequel (yes, worse than The Hangover Part III), Weinergate II: The Rise of Carlos Danger. The outpouring of ink and airtime provoked by some naked selfies and sleazy sexts proved once and for all that what America's job crisis really needs to move to the top of the agenda is a good sex scandal.

The President's Economics Speech, First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The analysis flowed insightfully from diagnosis to prescription, with a correct and strong emphasis on how the economy and policy has changed over recent decades in ways that exacerbate the disconnect between middle-class prosperity and the economy's growth.

In Economy Speech, Obama Pushes Policies That Will Help Millennials

Amir Salehzadeh | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Amir Salehzadeh

Our generation has to grapple with countless challenges and issues from student debt, to climate change, to changes in the workforce. Inaction from our elected leaders simply cannot not be tolerated.

Sam Stein

Obama Says Gridlock Is Getting Worse, Urges Congressional Action On Economic Agenda | Sam Stein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Against the backdrop of a stable but still lethargic economy, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Congress to end what he deemed w...

What Obama Ought To Tell Us About Jobs

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

We are still having the same tired conversation about why too few people are working, and why many of those with jobs earn too little to support their families.

Obama Focusing Attention On Big Problem

Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve...

WATCH: Chris Matthews' Heated Clash

Posted 06.08.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Chris Matthews clashed with former George W. Bush official Tony Fratto on Friday during the network's coverage of President Obama's address on...

An Imagined Speech, Yearned for by Many

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

I would be willing to sacrifice a second term, if I believed that my successor could and would do the things necessary to get your bacon out of the fire.

For Blacks, Too Little Work to Go Around This Labor Day

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

As Americans take a day of rest to mark the nation's commitment to a hard day's work, blacks and other racial minorities wonder if they will ever get back on the job.

Obama's Bipartisan Obsession (Finally) Ends

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's speech signaled that he's over his obsession with chasing the nonexistent pipe dream of bipartisanship from Republicans. He defined what his party stands for and why their values are superior to Republicans'.

Dan Froomkin

Obama Fails To Move The Needle With His Jobs Speech | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's the key takeaway from President Obama's jobs talk on Monday: It's too little, too late. Obama proposed an unspecified amount of new spending o...

Obama's Sermon On The Mount Reference

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his speech at Georgetown University Tuesday, President Obama used a Biblical reference to explain his comprehensive economic policy. "We cannot r...